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MEET THE TEAM.

Our people have worked across pretty much every sector but what brings us together is our love of working for not-for-profit organisations. We’re united in our desire to use our skills, experience and expertise for good. Our shared goal is to create brilliant work that makes a difference.

    Kate James Managing Director
    • Name:
      Kate James
    • Job title:
      Managing Director
    • What do you do?
      As well as being an experienced agency lead, Kate has delivered hugely successful, multi-media fundraising programmes for charities as diverse as IFAW, Macmillan, Red Cross, Greenpeace and the Universities of Leeds and Birmingham. She is able to confidently guide charities to help them develop new propositions, shape and deliver granular data insights as well as develop supporter journeys to maximise opportunities to donate.

      The evenings and weekends find Kate wandering the countryside with her Labrador sidekick, or acting as mum taxi (and bank!) to her teenage daughters.
    Kelly Carter Client Services Director
    • Name:
      Kelly Carter
    • Job title:
      Client Services Director
    • What do you do?
      With twenty years’ in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors, Kelly is passionate about creating and nurturing strong relationships. Having worked client and agency side with some of the nation’s biggest brands, she has a breadth of experience in understanding supporter relationships. Away from work, Kelly puts her energy into family, exercise, snowboarding, wine and laughter!
    Zoe Berry Senior Account Director
    • Name:
      Zoe Berry
    • Job title:
      Senior Account Director
    • What do you do?
      Passionate about developing strong relationships, Zoe has honed her skills leading teams focusing on CRM, digital strategy and integrated creative campaigns. Recent client portfolio includes: University of Leeds, The Royal British Legion, PCUK, Mind and Age UK as well commercial brands. Zoe’s other passions in life are salsa dancing (tearing up the dance floor) and spending time with her daughter and family roaming the countryside.
    Clare Davidson New Business Director
    • Name:
      Clare Davidson
    • Job title:
      New Business Director
    Laura Chapman Strategy Director
    • Name:
      Laura Chapman
    • Job title:
      Strategy Director
    • What do you do?
      Laura is a Senior Strategist with 15 years cross-channel experience in charity and HE fundraising. Skilled in all aspects of journey planning, stewardship, direct response and channel integration, Laura is obsessed with increasing donor loyalty. She believes in applying decision science and behavioural economics to make fundraising work hard and feel intuitive. Laura also confesses to being a fully-fledged data-geek who loves discovering fresh insights to create deep, meaningful engagement.
    Simon Coulthard Creative Director
    • Name:
      Simon Coulthard
    • Job title:
      Creative Director
    • What do you do?
      Simon first dipped his toe into the colourful world of copywriting in 2001, cutting his teeth on a variety of big brands but has always been drawn to the charity sector. Over the last 18 years, Simon has enjoyed the privilege of creating campaigns for charities big and small across pretty much every channel.
    Dan Buxton Head of Art
    • Name:
      Dan Buxton
    • Job title:
      Head of Art
    • What do you do?
      Dan has been working as a creative for over 20 years. In that time, he’s worked at numerous agencies and amassed a wealth of experience in the charity, financial and commercial sectors. You name it, Dan’s done it. He’s created campaigns across everything from TV, press and direct mail to social and online. In his spare time, Dan can be found walking his dog Bingo and creating amazing wire sculptures.
    Rich Batsford Copywriter
    • Name:
      Rich Batsford
    • Job title:
      Copywriter
    • What do you do?
      With experience on both the charity and agency sides of the fence, Rich has written everything from cause to gaming, scripts to digital, and even the occasional annual report. As well as words, Rich has a taste for tea, surfing and jaffa cakes.
    Rich Waring Studio Manager
    • Name:
      Rich Waring
    • Job title:
      Studio Manager
    • What do you do?
      In a career that started 40 years ago as a Paste-up Artworker - and included a decade in management - Rich has come full circle to be an Artworker once again but in the digital age! As well as his passion for print, Rich also loves gardening, music and quizzes.
    Andy McHardy Artwork Manager
    • Name:
      Andy McHardy
    • Job title:
      Artwork Manager
    Dawn Stiles Artwork Manager
    • Name:
      Dawn Stiles
    • Job title:
      Artwork Manager
    Matt Jago Account Director
    • Name:
      Matt Jago
    • Job title:
      Account Director
    • What do you do?
      From working with some of our oldest clients to pitching for new ones, Matt loves the variety and challenge of agency life. His life outside of work is equally varied, from playing and watching football, to frequent trips down to relax in his native Cornwall.
    Lydia Bolas Account Director
    • Name:
      Lydia Bolas
    • Job title:
      Account Director
    • What do you do?
      From delivering multi-million pound fundraising programmes to developing bespoke charity products, Lydia has lived and breathed agency life her whole career. She continues to thrive on the challenge of engaging and inspiring supporters as well as enjoying a spot of pilates and kickboxing to let off steam!
    Jody Cluett Senior Account Manager
    • Name:
      Jody Cluett
    • Job title:
      Senior Account Manager
    • What do you do?
      Jody loves developing amazing and effective campaigns with clients. Over the years, she’s worked with a wide range of charities and her keen eye for detail and pro-active attitude help her deliver an excellent service. Outside of work, Jody loves exploring the Cotswolds with her crazy Springer Spaniel!
    Ashwina Ellis Junior Account Director
    • Name:
      Ashwina Ellis
    • Job title:
      Junior Account Director
    • What do you do?
      With agency and client side experience across multiple sectors and industries, Ashwina is passionate about finding the best way to communicate and engage with different audiences. Outside of work, Ashwina can be found walking her sausage dog in the sunshine, preferably towards a café or pub!
    Louise Bowden Senior Account Manager
    • Name:
      Louise Bowden
    • Job title:
      Senior Account Manager
    Katie Cotterill Senior Account Manager
    • Name:
      Katie Cotterill
    • Job title:
      Senior Account Manager
    Bethany Townsend Senior Account Manager
    • Name:
      Bethany Townsend
    • Job title:
      Senior Account Manager
    Khirsty Cater Senior Account Manager
    • Name:
      Khirsty Cater
    • Job title:
      Senior Account Manager
    Kathryn Strickland Account Manager
    • Name:
      Kathryn Strickland
    • Job title:
      Account Manager
    Rossalyn Jenkinson Account Manager
    • Name:
      Rossalyn Jenkinson
    • Job title:
      Account Manager
    • What do you do?
      Coming from a varied background of commercial and corporate clients Roz loves a challenge and works well with established and new clients that keep her busy. Outside of work Roz puts as much energy into keeping busy as she does her work with a variety of hobbies from music, football and socialising.
    Shirley Saunders Head of Production
    • Name:
      Shirley Saunders
    • Job title:
      Head of Production
    • What do you do?
      Over 30 years’ experience in Print Procurement and DM Print Management. Working closely with suppliers to deliver innovative formats and ensuring we buy effectively for our clients. Shirley also manages one of the agencies largest clients, successfully delivering complex mailings across International and European countries.
    Alice Wescombe Account Manager
    • Name:
      Alice Wescombe
    • Job title:
      Account Manager
    John Trickett Senior Production Manager
    • Name:
      John Trickett
    • Job title:
      Senior Production Manager
    • What do you do?
      John started as an Artworker and Studio Manager before moving into Production. He’s been at DMS for an amazing 20 years and is now one of our Senior Production Managers. All that experience and production know-how means John is kept very busy but, when he gets a moment, he loves touring the UK in his Campervan with his rescue dog MuShu.
    Neeta Norton Senior Production Manager
    • Name:
      Neeta Norton
    • Job title:
      Senior Production Manager
    • What do you do?
      After completing a degree in publishing, Neeta decided to focus on the world of print production, and has enjoyed a wonderful career spanning 22 years working in creative agencies on a range of clients from Volkswagen, Lloyds Bank, IKEA to name but a few including many charity accounts such as RNLI, Guide Dogs and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Producing campaigns with the best production values possible is what brings great satisifaction to Neeta. Out of the production bubble, Neeta can be found looking slightly confused on the sidelines of a football pitch watching her two boys, doing abit of upholstery and enjoying a glass of rosé every now and again.
    Rosie Baynes Production Manager
    • Name:
      Rosie Baynes
    • Job title:
      Production Manager
    • What do you do?
      With 20 years + experience in Print, Packaging and Project Management, Rosie has returned to where it all started working on Direct Mail campaigns as part of the production team at DMS ! As well as a love of all things print, she is passionate about encouraging sustainability, and is happiest out of doors walking or in and on the water be it pool, lake, or sea .

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